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This article is part of The Penmen Press’s annual April Fool’s edition. Even journalists need to have fun once in a while…

The holiday weekend was a welcome reprieve for the South­ern New Hampshire University (SNHU) community to spend time with their families and get away from work for a while. But, since the return to school, students have been noticing a strange addition to the SNHU campus. It can’t be seen, but its presence has been felt as it permeates all nooks and crannies of the place so many call home.

Over the Easter weekend, SNHU conducted the First Annual Easter Egg Hunt for young children in the greater Manchester com­munity. This was met with instant delight and the turnout for what is hoped to be a continuing event was impressive. However, things seem to have gone a little bit awry.

Easter eggs were hidden all over campus, and the children were all given baskets to begin their Eas­ter shunt. At noon on the dot, like wild animals, they were released to explore the green space, the sur­rounding bushes, and some of the main buildings. The children and their parents left having collected close to 500 eggs. The key word as can be assumed, is “close.”

At present, there are 50 eggs that have been “misplaced” and not found on campus. This fact alone would be no cause for alarm; however a miscommunication be­tween programmers resulted in, not the expected plastic eggs be­ing hidden across SNHU, but real hardboiled eggs. With the recent warm weather, it appears they have begun rotting and creating a stench that extends through the center of campus.

Event organizer E. Sterbuni was unavailable for comment, but a reward has been placed for any eggs found and returned to the Concierge Desk in the Student Center. One egg is $5 with the price anticipated to rise throughout the coming week as the number of missing eggs dwindles. Students are encouraged to keep their eyes peeled and return all eggs upon finding. Counterfeit eggs will not be tolerated and ramifications will ensue.

Apologies for the smell.

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